Remembering Babylon

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In the 1840s, a ship's boy cast ashore in northern Australia is taken in by Aborigines. Sixteen years later he steps out of the bush and inadvertently confronts the new white settlers with their unspoken terrors. This picture of Australia at the time of its foundation, focused on the hostility between early British settlers and native Aboriginals is essentially the story of a boy caught between both worlds - the "civilised" and the "primitive". This deft and economical evocation of Australian society, by one of its most masterful writers, is a new cheaper reprint.

Paperback, Orig. Publ.1994, This Ed. Publ 2011

Author: David Malouf

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